Snapdragon 830 chipset will be supported by Windows 10 Mobile?

Snapdragon 830 chipset will be supported by Windows 10 Mobile?
Microsoft's minimum hardware requirements listing shows a new Qualcomm chipset that is supported by Windows 10 Mobile. The MSM 8998, believed to be the unannounced Snapdragon 830, is now mentioned as one of the Snapdragon chipsets that are supported for use on a Windows 10 Mobile handset.

The other Snapdragon models that will work with the platform include the MSM8994 (Snapdragon 810), MSM8992 (Snapdragon 808), MSM8952 (Snapdragon 617), MSM8909 (Snapdragon 210), MSM8208 (Snapdragon 208), MSM8996 (Snapdragon 820), MSM8953 (Snapdragon 625) and the MSM8998 (Snapdragon 830?). Since Qualcomm has yet to unveil the MSM8998, or the Snapdragon 830, we are not 100% sure what the MSM8998 is. We do know for sure that the SoC has been added to the list of chipsets that are supported by Windows 10 Mobile.

Qualcomm is looking to regain some of the momentum it lost last year when the Snapdragon 810 chipset suffered from bouts of overheating. Instead of continuing the ever growing number of cores, which reached eight with the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm cut back to use four more powerful home-grown Kryo cores for the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Powering new flagship models like the Samsung Galaxy S7 (in the U.S. and China), the LG G5 and the soon to launch HTC 10, so far there have been no known complaints about the SoC.

The current Windows 10 Mobile flagship phone, the Microsoft Lumia 950, is powered by the Snapdragon 808 chipset which includes a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU.


source: Microsoft via WindowsCentral

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17 Comments

1. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Doesn't matter. MS just needs the 210. If they release a good phone, people may actually buy it and then MS won't have an excuse of shutting down windows 10 mobile.

12. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

i think every phone should have atleast SD 400....my bros L540 is getting crappy and slow after w10 mobile upgrade while my L630 runs much better and smooth

14. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

SD400? is this a JOKE? 3 years old entry level cpu should be used in 2016? S615/S616 and MTK6752/P10 should be the minimum nowadays!

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Moving onto Snapdragon 625, 650, 652, 808 (for mid range phones), and 820 would be the best choice when each one is available. Obviously every smartphone won't include these but most in second half of 2016 and early 2017 must have at least one amongst them. Especially for mid rangers which need to gain attention. The SD 820 wouldn't surely be in that arsenal but motorolla might release it's next flagship with it. So all are good to go. Only worried about the Adreno 510, which doesn't seem powerful enough.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

And the other Windows 10 for Mobile flagship, the Microsoft Lumia 950XL, sports the more powerful chipset, the SD810. Let's not leave that out. Eagerly awaiting the release of the HP X3 a little later on this year, and the Surface Phone next year.

3. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

the only chance for wp to stay in game is to re-release 1020 with updated specs and a better camera sensor preferably a 1 inch sensor from sony also they need to rebuild the camera app for faster shooting speeds

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

WP is already dead... Say hello to Windows 10 for Mobile. ;)

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hopefully this means the 10nm 830 rumors are true But I doubt that 10nm will be ready this year http://www.gsmarena.com/qualcomms_snapdragon_830_soc_could_support_up_to_8gb_of_ram-news-15288.php

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Going down a node gonna take 2 years, it'd be bad to pull a 810 for the second time

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

All Intel/Samsung/TSMC claim they will have their respective 10nm nodes already next year I reckon we may see a 10nm Apple A11, 10nm Qualcomm and 10nm Exynos in 2017 Q3 There wont be another 810 for a while IMO The 810 happened because Qualcomm took far too long developing Kryo Both Apple and Samsung had released 64-bit SoCs And so they rushed out their first big.LITTLE SoC with ARM's A57s/A53s and TSMC's 20nm (both with their own issues) It was a unique situation of Qualcomm messing up, and both ARM/TSMC undering performing (the A57s being less efficient than the A15s and TSMC not having FinFET ready for 20nm)

15. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Doesn't matter, Qualcomm domination is over, Exynos will rule the market in the next few years, like it did in the past 2.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Does anyone know about the DMIPS / Mhz (Dhrystone Million Instructions Per Second) rating of Kryo Cores? I'm an old school man who still go by these old school benchmarking method, so anyone? Ought to be around 6 or something, right?

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Haven't seen them yet Hopefully AnandTech will release their 820 and 8890 deep dives soon

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The new Snapdragon 820 already has twice the gigaflops compared to an Xbox 360.

11. ..Z..

Posts: 85; Member since: Apr 16, 2016

Old skool. Hardly no one cares for that.

13. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Is it like IPC ? The superscalar number for kryo is 3 AFAIK, which is the number of instructions it can do per core per clock. I don't think that's used anymore. A linpank run can give you FLOPS readings though ( floating point operations per second).

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Betteridge's law of headlines is prefectly applicable here - any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word ‘no’. Ian Betteridge explains his theory as follows: The reason why journalists use that style of headline is that they know the story is probably bollocks, and don’t actually have the sources and facts to back it up, but still want to run it.

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